Étiquette : open source (Page 1 of 3)

PyPI temporarily pauses new users, projects amid high volume of malware


“As of today, the Python Package Index, more commonly known as PyPI, has temporarily suspended new user registrations and project creations until further notice. « New user and new project name registration on PyPI is temporarily suspended, » states an incident notice posted by PyPI admins today, May 20th. « The volume of malicious users and malicious projects being created on the index in the past week has outpaced our ability to respond to it in a timely fashion, especially with multiple PyPI administrators on leave. »”

Source : PyPI temporarily pauses new users, projects amid high volume of malware

ImageBind: Holistic AI learning across six modalities

“ImageBind is part of Meta’s efforts to create multimodal AI systems that learn from all possible types of data around them. As the number of modalities increases, ImageBind opens the floodgates for researchers to try to develop new, holistic systems, such as combining 3D and IMU sensors to design or experience immersive, virtual worlds. ImageBind could also provide a rich way to explore memories — searching for pictures, videos, audio files or text messages using a combination of text, audio, and image. ”

Source : ImageBind: Holistic AI learning across six modalities

Google « We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI »


“At the beginning of March the open source community got their hands on their first really capable foundation model, as Meta’s LLaMA was leaked to the public. It had no instruction or conversation tuning, and no RLHF. Nonetheless, the community immediately understood the significance of what they had been given. A tremendous outpouring of innovation followed, with just days between major developments (see The Timeline for the full breakdown). Here we are, barely a month later, and there are variants with instruction tuning, quantization, quality improvements, human evals, multimodality, RLHF, etc. etc. many of which build on each other. Most importantly, they have solved the scaling problem to the extent that anyone can tinker. Many of the new ideas are from ordinary people. The barrier to entry for training and experimentation has dropped from the total output of a major research organization to one person, an evening, and a beefy laptop.”

Source : Google « We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI »

Qui est Eugen Rochko, le jeune créateur du réseau social Mastodon ?

Eugen Rochko, le jeune programmeur d’origine russe, fondateur de Mastodon.

“Défenseur de la philosophie open source, fondée sur la collaboration et l’accessibilité, il en fait la pierre angulaire de Mastodon : « La croyance selon laquelle les gens devraient pouvoir voir, étudier, modifier et redistribuer le code du logiciel qu’ils utilisent est un positionnement politique. L’objectif est de redonner le pouvoir aux individus. »L’antithèse d’Elon Musk« Les discours haineux limitent la liberté d’expression d’autrui », tranche celui qui s’oppose à la philosophie d’Elon Musk, partisan d’une liberté d’expression ­absolue. En 2014, Eugen Rochko est marqué par la controverse du « GamerGate », une vaste campagne ­internationale de harcèlement sexiste en ligne qui visait les développeuses. Il a souhaité faire de Mastodon un « endroit préservé de ce genre d’agissements ».”

Source : Qui est Eugen Rochko, le jeune créateur du réseau social Mastodon ?

Mastodon: Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community


“Mastodon is free, open-source software licensed under AGPLv3. You can open issues for bugs you’ve found or features you think are missing. You can also submit pull requests to this repository or submit translations using Crowdin. To get started, take a look at CONTRIBUTING.md. If your contributions are accepted into Mastodon, you can request to be paid through our OpenCollective.”

Source : mastodon/mastodon: Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community

How to leave Google apps behind

A broken Google G and a broken ball-and-chain next to it, representing liberation from Google

“There are many reasons you might want to move away from Google, especially in light of some of the recent policy changes regarding Workspaces. Depending on your exact reasons for leaving, there are more or less attractive alternatives to some of Google’s most popular apps. In particular, those can be divided into online web services that, similar to Google, give you access to services via an online account, and self-hosted options like NextCloud and/or apps that can be installed on your own infrastructure, or using instances of your own infrastructure on cloud hosting or web hosting services. These options are attractive for the fact that they allow you to control your own data and maintain the protection of your data. Migrating to these services can be quite easy, whether for email, file sharing, or other services. With these services, it all starts with your domain name.”

Source : How to leave Google apps behind

Is Firefox OK?


“Mozilla is pushing companies to be more private, and its key product is different at its core. The browser market is dominated by Google’s Chromium codebase and its underlying browser engine, Blink, the component that turns code into visual web pages. Microsoft’s Edge Browser, Brave, Vivaldi, and Opera all use adapted versions of Chromium. Apple makes developers use its WebKit browser engine on iOS. Other than that, Firefox’s Gecko browser engine is the only alternative in existence.“This market needs variety,” Willemsen says. If Firefox diminishes further, there’ll be less competition for Chrome. “We need that difference for open internet standards, for the sake of preventing monopolies,” Willemsen says. Others agree. Everyone we spoke with for this story—inside and outside of Mozilla—says having Firefox flourish makes the web a better place. The trick is figuring out how to get there.”

Source : Is Firefox OK? | WIRED

L’immense faille Log4Shell rappelle que le financement du logiciel libre est essentiel


“Comme le fait remarquer Filippo Valsorda, il y a quelques semaines, le gouvernement américain avait alerté de la présence d’une autre faille dans un logiciel open-source très utilisé, mais complètement laissé aux mains de développeurs bénévoles. La terrible faille Heartbleed, qui a fait trembler le web en 2014, est venue d’un projet maintenu « par deux types appelés Steve », rappelait ironiquement Buzzfeed à l’époque. Ces pratiques sont tellement répandues que le célèbre blog BD XKCD en a même fait une blague tristement d’actualité. ”

Source : L’immense faille Log4Shell rappelle que le financement du logiciel libre est essentiel – Numerama

Et si l’on ouvrait de force le code source des logiciels qui ne sont plus mis à jour ?


“Lorsqu’un logiciel ne reçoit plus de mise à jour, son éditeur devrait-il avoir l’obligation d’en ouvrir le code source pour permettre à des tiers de continuer à le développer et, le cas échéant, corriger des failles de sécurité qui seraient découvertes au fil de l’eau ? C’est ce que propose un amendement qui a été déposé le 18 novembre à l’Assemblée nationale par un groupe de quatre députés.”

Source : Et si l’on ouvrait de force le code source des logiciels qui ne sont plus mis à jour ?

Trump’s new social media platform found using Mastodon code

mastodon - elephant

“As far as personal feelings are concerned, of course we would prefer if people so antithetical to our values did not use and benefit from our labour, but the reality of working on free software is that you give up the possibility of choosing who can and cannot use it from the get-go, so in a practical sense the only issue we can take with something like Truth Social is if they don’t even comply with the free software license we release our work under. On Oct 26, we sent a formal letter to Truth Social’s chief legal officer, requesting the source code to be made publicly available in compliance with the license. According to AGPLv3, after being notified by the copyright holder, Truth Social has 30 days to comply or the license may be permanently revoked.”

Source : Trump’s new social media platform found using Mastodon code: Our statement – Official Mastodon Blog

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